Chelsea FC Foundation Football Academy
In September 2018, Blenheim High School and The Chelsea Foundation launched a new girls’ only football Academy.
The Sixth Form Football Academy in Epsom allows girls aged 16-18 to benefit from the unique opportunity of having an academic-led post-16 education and being able to gain A-level qualifications alongside an industry leading full programme of professional football coaching. This full time football programme includes the opportunity to perform at the highest standard outside if the professional academy set up, representing Blenheim and Chelsea FC Foundation in the National Football Youth League and English Colleges Premier Division.
With women’s football one of the fastest growing participation sports in England, the Academy gives young women the opportunity to pursue their footballing dreams while getting a wider understanding of sport and exercise science, and the great career opportunities the industry offers. In September 2021 the football education programme has grown in line with this, we are proud to have 30 students enrolled in the sixth form and able to access the football academy.
The programme underlines Chelsea’s commitment to women’s and girls’ football and rewards the outstanding success of Blenheim’s girls’ football teams, who have won numerous awards and accolades over the past three years including winning the Under-16 Surrey Cup and two successive wins of the girls' ESFA National Cup in 2018 and 2019! A team from the school also represented Chelsea at the Premier League Schools Cup.
The next trial will take place at the end of October 2021.
You can sign up to be sent the full details by completing the expression of interest form below.